TIRE HILL — KUZMA – Edward, 85, Tire Hill, passed away Jan. 2, 2013, at Laurel View Village. Born Oct. 10, 1927, in Johnstown, son of John and Mary (Podbensik) Kuzma. Preceded in death by parents; wife, Ruth (Edwards) Kuzma; brothers, Stephen, Alvin and William Kuzma; sister, Margaret Bevec; and grandson, Richard Jones. Survived by loving daughters, Joyce, married to Edward Patosky, Tire Hill; and Sharon, married to Jack Jones, Hollsopple; grandchildren, Melissa, married to Dennis Bloom; Shawn, married to Julie Patosky; and Jack, married to Kelly Jones; and great-grandchildren, Tyler and Emily Levadnuk, Taylor and Brittany Bloom and Amanda Jones. Also survived by brother, Paul, married to Paula Kuzma; sister, Alice Kuzma; and loving and loyal companion, Threse Baywood, and family. Edward was a Korean War veteran and retired from Bethlehem Steel with 34 years of service. Member of St. Anne Catholic Church, Moxham; 50-year member of Slovene National Benefit Society; SNPJ national board member; president of Lodge 289; past president of Conemaugh Valley Federation; Jerome American Legion; charter member of Hollsopple and Tire Hill Sportsmen’s; and Conemaugh Township Krings Volunteer Fire Department. He promoted his Slovenian heritage and enjoyed listening and dancing to polka music. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Moskal & Kennedy Colonial Funeral Home, Moxham, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Father Bernard Karmanocky, officiating. Committal, Stahl Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to SNPJ Scholarship Fund or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.moskalandkennedyfuneralhome.com.
- District Deaths March 8, 2014
Albert Lynn Boring
BORING – Albert Lynn, 53, Ebensburg, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Ebensburg Center, Sunset House.
Richard C. Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Mr. Richard C., 72, Heritage Road, Osterburg, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at his home.
Shelvy J. Elbertson
ELBERTSON – Shelvy J., 51, Johnstown, passed away March 6, 2014.
Gloria Jean (Dunmire) Ellsworth
ELLSWORTH – Gloria Jean (Dunmire), 75, Seward, passed away March 6, 2014, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
Phyllis M. Faight
FAIGHT – Phyllis M., 78, Jackson Township, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alta Jane Fox
FOX – Alta Jane, 81, Daisytown, passed away March 7, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Thelma (Kearney) Kodosky
KODOSKY – Thelma “Jeannie” (Kearney), 78, Lilly, went to her eternal rest March 7, 2014.
Lois Jean (Dunmeyer) Lepley
LEPLEY – Lois Jean (Dunmeyer), 70, West Virginia, formerly of Somerset County, died March 5, 2014, at home.
REITZ – David, 76, passed away March 3, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
James J. Saylor Sr.
SAYLOR – James J. Sr. “Pap,” Davidsville, died peacefully March 7, 2014, at home surrounded by family.
W. Jean (Mishler) Naugle Wingard
WINGARD – W. Jean Mishler Naugle, 85, formerly of Morgantown and Davidsville, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
- Today's Funerals March 8, 2014
- District Deaths March 7, 2014
GEORGE – Robert “Bob,” 71, Portage, passed away March 4, 2014, in Johnstown.
Marcella S. (Ciccotelli) Gillin
GILLIN – Marcella S. (Ciccotelli), 85, Ebensburg, passed away peacefully March 5, 2014, at Cambria Care Center.
Peter Holubz Jr.
HOLUBZ – Peter Jr., 89, Johnstown, died March 5, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Lillian Marlene (Anderson) Howard
HOWARD – Lillian Marlene (Anderson), 71, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home.
KAUFMAN – Morton, 84, Westmont, lost his battle with cancer March 5, 2014.
James Guido Mastrine
MASTRINE – James Guido, 63, Ebensburg, died March 5, 2014, at home surrounded by his family.
Anna T. Pipon
PIPON – Mrs. Anna T., 99, Windber, passed away March 6, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Thomas F. Reynolds
REYNOLDS – Thomas F., 62, Tire Hill, died March 5, 2014.
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